How to get through the Witness Examination Process


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).

This workshop will provide you with the relevant skills to be a witness whether before a court, tribunal, arbitration, a professional regulatory body or a public inquiry. It examines the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, and demystifies the process.

Who should attend our Witness Training workshop?

Any employee/organisation who can be called to give evidence in a court or tribunal. It will be of help to anyone who have never given evidence in the past and also to those who have already been in the witness box.

What we'll cover
  • Common fears of employee witnesses giving evidence
  • Your role – the role of a witness in court
  • The civil and criminal justice systems – layout of court, order of questions and what to expect
  • Understanding courtroom etiquette
  • The role of others – including the judge, jury, magistrates, prosecutors, plaintiff and defence lawyers, defendant, etc
  • How to prepare yourself
  • How to deal with the butterflies and arrows
  • Qualities of a good witness
  • Privileged communications
  • Dealing with memory – limits, use of notes, conferring with other witnesses
  • Tips and traps.
What you'll learn
  • This highly practical training session will help you to simplify, communicate and be persuasive with your evidence
  • You will be cross-examined on a case study and an experienced lawyer will give constructive feedback on your witness box presentation.
Event Details
8 July 2020 
8.15am for 8.30am - 4.45pm
Cost: Inc GST
$1,395 per person
$1,256 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,186 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110

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What our clients say about our Witness Training workshop

"The presenter was very good and provided excellent examples and practical guidance. Very satisfied with the workshop"

"Excellent workshop – very thorough."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.